Limelight: “Tracing the Echoes and Lines of Arcadia”

March 1st, 2017 by Arcadia Winds

We recently sat down with the wonderful Dylan Henderson at the UKARIA Cultural Centre, in a series of interviews about our first year in Musica Viva’s FutureMakers program. The result is a wonderfully insightful and eloquent summary of what has been a whirlwind adventure for us all. Here’s a little taster:

“When listening to the sounds, stories and experiences of the first FutureMakers ensemble, it is impossible not to feel a warm sense of optimism for the renewal of our art form…there can be little doubt that FutureMakers is delivering on its promise to create opportunities. The quixotic aspirations of the programme seem to mirror a vision of Arcadia itself, and it’s impossible not to get swept up in the infectious energy, ambition and enthusiasm of it all. And although the pursuit of perfection, in music and indeed all artistic endeavours, remains perpetually elusive, it’s hard not to feel like the echoes and lines (to borrow the title of Skipworth’s piece) of a very bright future have already been mapped out for the Arcadia Winds.”

Read the full article in Limelight Magazine


-photo copyright Keith Saunders